Qigong Introduction by NCCAM:
“Qi Gong began in China many centuries ago. It is a type of Mind-Body Medicine that combines movement, meditation and regulation of breathing to enhance the flow of energy in the body.
The practice of Qi Gong is also thought to improve blood circulation and enhance immune function. There are many different styles of Qi Gong, but they are all based on similar principals: a relaxed posture, a straight spine, breathing from the diaphragm, easy, fluid movements and a peaceful awareness. Regular practice of Qi Gong is thought to help clear toxins from the body, improve energy and reduce stress. If you have a medical condition, check with your health care provider before starting Qi Gong. Tell your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health.”
What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
Find out here by downloading the NCCAM report in PDF format here: Download PDF
For more information on the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine go to their website here: NCCAM’s website